Test Drive the MPA Program

You can "test drive" our program before committing to the entire degree. If you have a bachelor's degree you can take up to 8 MPA elective credits per quarter and up to 12 credits total will count toward your MPA degree if you are later admitted to the program. 

Non-Admitted Graduate and Undergraduate Students (Special Students)

Students who have not yet been admitted to the MPA program and are interested in trying it out this Summer (Summer second session registration is open until July 30th) or Fall (Fall registration is open until September 24th), may register for open MPA electives and concentrations or be added to the wait list for full MPA electives with instructor permission as a "Special Student." 

Non-admitted students who already have a bachelor's degree may take MPA electives for graduate credit. You may take up to 8 MPA elective credits per quarter. If you decide to apply to our program, up to 12 credits total taken before the Fall of admission will count toward your MPA degree.

Beginning June 1st:

To obtain a course syllabus, contact the instructor at the contact information provided for the specific course in the MPA catalog. Some syllabi will be posted on the MPA course syllabus page.

Registration information for Washington State Employees interested in using an Employee Waiver can be found here.

To see tuition due dates and observed holidays, please visit Evergreen's Academic Calendar. 

If you have further questions about MPA Special Student (Non-Admitted) Registration, please contact Puanani Nihoa, MPA Assistant Director.

Email:  nihoap@evergreen.edu
Phone: (360) 688-4780